Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wish List: Beach Getaway in Spain for 2013

While going through my unread e-mail page, I have been stumbling upon interesting vacation deals and offers from travel websites.  With this year’s very cold Swedish winter [coldest I’ve experience yet], I usually daydream about flying somewhere warm.

Last night, before hitting the sack, Bebe talked about planning a 2013 beach getaway.  No final decision yet as to where exactly but if I am to take a wild guess, I have this feeling that it’s going to be somewhere in Spain.  Mallorca?  Could be.  Could be!

The very inviting Es Trenc beach, in CamposPalma de Mallorca, Spain:

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With stunning beaches and popular resorts, Mallorca’s definitely added to our 2013 travel wish list.

I have also heard of Ses Illetes, Formentera in Balaeric Islands and the Gandia in Costa Blanca.  People who have been there say that these beaches are gorgeous and certainly worth the visit.  Adding these two as well on the list!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Glorious Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands have long been held as a cracking year-round holiday destination. For a start, it's got the type of climate that promises long scorching summers and mild t-shirt weather in the winter, perfect if you fancy getting away from the damp and drizzle of home. Then there's the range of diversity on offer. These volcanic islands were formed by centuries of violent eruptions which created a fascinating environment and left behind a legacy of fertile lands, soaring volcanic peaks and bizarre rock formations.

Gran Canaria is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands, and it's not hard to see why. This fascinating island provides a wonderfully diverse holiday destination, and it starts with the gorgeous beaches. Glittering sands, sparkling shores, bubbly holiday resorts and plenty of entertainment for all ages – Gran Canaria really does have it all. And it won't break the bank either. Cheap holidays in Gran Canaria come in various forms, many of which can be found as a late deal by booking a few weeks prior to the departure date.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wild Wadi water park, Jumeirah, Dubai

A friend who has been working in Dubai for a couple of years now doesn’t fail to upload her great Dubai adventures on her Facebook wall.  Some photos I find like… okay, nothing big… but when those Wild Wadi Water Park pictures start coming into sight on my FB’s Most Recent Stories page, baaaamm!  I find myself drooling.  Well, sort of.

My first thought was The Amazing Race.  I mean, wasn’t it featured in one of the seasons of The Amazing Race [US Version] and The Amazing Race Asia Season 1?  I better check that one out later just to be sure.

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Supersizing the fun on the Norwegian Epic

The Norwegian Epic is among the largest and most innovative cruise ships currently offering holidays to families of all sizes from around the world. Destinations covered by the Epic over the course of the year include the Caribbean and various parts of Europe and the Mediterranean. Entertainment on-board includes the Blue Man Group, a unique set of performers who have been consistently reviewed as some of the best and most exuberant you'll see anywhere on land or at sea.

Accommodation is top notch on the Epic as it is throughout the Norwegian Cruises fleet and while she is very much a family-friendly vessel there are rooms for individual travellers available throughout the year as well. Other features of the ship include no fewer than 20 different dining options that ought to keep each and every member of even the fussiest party well and truly satisfied from a culinary point of view. Plus you can eat whenever you like so there isn't a strict schedule that guests on the Epic need to stick to as there sometimes is with other cruise providers.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sights, Sounds & Stopovers in Euston

Whether you’re in London for business or pleasure, as a visitor, commuter or tourist, no doubt at one time or other you’ll pass through Euston station. As the main hub for visitors from the Midlands and the North and one of London’s busiest rail terminals, Euston handles around 7,000 passengers per hour and over 30 million people every year.

Its location provides an excellent spot as a springboard to reach other areas of London and many tourists choose to stay here for both convenience and accessibility. And despite its central position, hotel rates are still fairly reasonable too. Take Travelodge for instance. Famous for its huge range of centrally located hotels and its affordable rates, the chances are you’ll always find one of these hotels right in the thick of the action - and this Travelodge Euston hotel is no exception. Just a few minutes’ walk from Euston station, the location is spot on for access to the terminal and the network of underground stations.

However there are also plenty of sights and sounds within the vicinity that should appear on any must-see list for London. Just some of the best sights close to Euston include:

  • Camden Town: Home to the famous Camden Markets, this is a definite must-see for all things bohemian. The original Camden Lock market started here in the 1970s and has since been joined by other markets including Buck Street Market, The Stables, Camden Lock Village and the indoor Electric Ballroom. Famous for its alternative fashions, trinkets, literature, music, jewellery and more, Camden exudes a lively buzz and comes alive after dark. Markets aside, you’ll find plenty of live music venues, pubs, bars and quaint restaurants in the area too.

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